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Sunday, January 06, 2008

Square watermelons....?


Eto ang talagang bizarre sa lahat ng mga bizarre.... Nakakita na ba kayo ng hugis square na pakwan....? WHAT THE....?! Oo po, yan po ang katutuhanan at walang halong stir yan....! Meron na po talagang quatro-kantos na pakwan ayon dun sa napanood ko sa tv kahapon and there are actually several good reasons for making a watermelon in a block form like that, sabi nga dun sa napanood ko....


Since these things make great gifts, na hindi naman natin ginagawa dyan sa pinas dahil sino ba naman ang sirang BF na magreregalo ng naka-gift wrap na pakwan sa GF nya dyan di ba, (ang cheap mo ha!) at syempre chocolates pa rin naman ang da best and winning choice para dun sa mga GF, maybe in the future di ba....? But in countries where these square watermelons are most popularly grown, it makes sense to package them in boxes because of its square shape that easily fits into a square box with the minimum amount of wasted space....


Anyways, there's nothing imposible naman shapewise when it comes to gift wrapping nowadays.... I've seen a friend of mine gift wrap a whole mini-motorbike and had kept what is inside a secret from his 6 years old son, and asked him to only open the gift on christmas day, ignoring the fact that the darn thing still looks like a mini-motorbike with colourful papers and ribbons wrapped around it....!


So just think of it, a delicious watermelon packed in a home-grown gift box....! A kind of gift that will be appreciated, knowing that it would cost your pocket around $80 to get one of these juicy blocks (napakamahal naman) compared to about $20 for the normally boring unfashionable oval or rounded shape ones na mahal pa rin pero resonable na kung ang purpose mo ay para pangregalo nga.... Magkano na kaya ang pakwan ngayon dyan sa pinas....? Good thing about this is that they'are easily stored in your refrigerators at home.... Take it out, and it won't roll away....! Another thing is, the square shape of the fruit actually helps it sit steady while you are slicing it.... O di ba....!


And maybe you'are also wondering how is this possible.... Well, they aren't grown from square seeds as you've seen on cartoon channels.... Farmers in Zentsuji, located in southern Japan had succeeded in doing this by placing the young on-the-vine watermelons in tempered glass forms that force the growing melons to conform to their desired shape while still receiving necessary sunlight.... Only about 400 of the four-sided fruits are grown each season.... One would suppose that triangular or pyramid-shaped watermelons could also be created using this technique.... But i think the pyramid shapes are also in the market as well....


The Square Watermelon can be found in Japanese grocery stores in Tokyo and Osaka and is not currently available in some other parts of the world.... Square watermelons grown in Brazil have lately become available in Great Britain, though, so we may be enjoying them anywhere yet....! Kung ako naman ang tatanungin tungkol dun sa thoughts na maganda tong pangregalo regardless of its cost, of course nowadays this can really amaze, but is also a totally unwise spending.... Take it from Pepe, i-spend mo na lang sa movies yang pera mong pambili ng regalong square pakwan at sigurado't garantisadong magi-enjoy ka pa kasama ng GF mo the whole day he-he....! Yan lang po....! =D


17 comments:

redlan said...

napa wow ako nang makita ko, bago 'tong square pakwan ha. Hindi mo na kayang i-wrap. lagyan mo na lang ng ribbon, pwede na. hindi na ako kumakain ng pakwan unlike before na kapag season kahit gabi kumakain ako. Pero noong nagka diarrhea at nagsusuka ako dahil sa pakwan, kinalimutan ko na. although kumakain ako patikim-tikim na lang. grabe raw ang fertilizer dito. and speaking of square pakwan, ang mahal! may tama ka, ipanood mo na lang ng movie with ur love one may kasama pang popcorn at drink plus kisperin. hehehe

Pepe said...

Ang diarrhea mo natsambahan lang yun Red, you will be sorry kung isumpa mo na ang pakwan kay namit gid sya katama he-he....! Pero kung mo na man lang kamahal, lantaw na lang ko sine kag magkaon sa jollibee busog pa ko....! =D

ladyracer said...

i like watermelon shakes! nakakatuwa yung square shape. novelty sya pero may practical reason din pala behind it.

gusto ko tuloy pumunta ng japan (para madalaw na rin si hello kitty at ang square watermelon!)

Mari said...

Bakit ayaw nila ng bilog na watermelon? Puwede namang gawing bowling ball iyon, ah. LOL Anyways, di na lang bale, sa bilog na lang ako. Puwede pang mag-barbecue sa $80 na yan.

Pepe said...

Ladyracer:
Ngek, lalo tuloy naging mahal ang watermelon mo nyan he-he....! Anyways, ako nga rin may dream to tour around asia one day, sana matupad.... =D

Pepe said...

That's right Mari, sali ako dun sa barbecue he-he....! Sa panahon ngayon hindi na uso ang galante unless na talagang marami kang pera, dapat mas-practical na tayo.... =D

Bry said...

sa sobra atang ka hitech-an ng japan parang wala ng magawa ang mga tao dun kindi mag imbento ng kung anu-ano, hehehhee...

ok yan! seedless ba yan?! hehehe

Pepe said...

Ha-ha, hindi lang seedless yan Bry, may ibat-ibang choices pa yan....! Ano ba'ng gusto mo, sliced, chunky, or in syrup....? =D

CM said...

haha! ayus ang pakwan na yan ah! at ang mahal naman ng pakwan sa inyo! dito sa pinas 30pesos lang.

Pepe said...

Hello Tin....! Wow, 30 pesos lang, ang galing naman....! Ba't hindi ko kaya naisipang bumili ng pakwan nung huling uwi ko he-he....! =D

Liza said...

Ang cute pala ng pakwan kung square hehe, pakwan here costs around Php100 to 150. kung small ones I think mura lang.

But I would love to try the square ones, napakamahal nga lang at wala pa dito nyan. I've been to Japan pero hindi ko inabutan yang square watermelons, I've tried the yellow ones... naku ang sarap!

Masarap talaga ang pakwan no and it's best eaten with a sprinkle of salt, lalong lumalabas ang katamisan nya.

Pepe said...

Hello Lisa, thanks for your comment.... Oi, natikman ko na rin yang yellow watermelon masmasarap nga po sya compared dun sa pula.... Kelan kaya tayo magkakaron nung square ones....? =D

jackie said...

napeke ako d2. i thought talagang watermelon. hehehe. pero this is nice ha. for a change. lagi nalang makinang mga wrapper e. hehe.

Pepe said...

Oi, talagang watermelons po yan Ate Jackie....! Mukhang laruan di ba....? One day punta kayo ng japan, siguraduhin nyo lang na in season ang watermelons nun para makita nyo at matikman na rin he-he....! =D

Virginia said...

next time pupuntahan ko yang Astig Museum mo promise! medyo busy eh!

Virginia said...

p.s.
baka genetically modified yang watermelons na yan kaya ganyan??

Pepe said...

Hello Virginia, oi oo puntahan mo at hinding hindi ka magsisisi he-he....! Ano yata yan mga moulded watermelons.... Maynilalagyan silang parang hulmahan na sinusunod naman ng mga fruits ang hugis habang lumalaki ito at sumisikip sa hulmahan.... =D